“We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.”
George Bernard Shaw
At TLA, our PE curriculum is designed to inspire children to be active in school and during their lives. Through physical opportunities we offer, we will develop children with a love of physical activity and sport that continues throughout later life.
PE, physical activity and sport forms an integral part of our school life. Throughout all key stages we aim to teach the importance and benefits of a healthy, active lifestyle. We instill our PE values of Pride, Integrity, Excellence and Collaboration throughout our PE lessons and extracurricular offer.
In EYFS, PE is designed to support children to build fundamental movement skills through exploration. Our aim is for all children to achieve the Physical Development/Gross Motor skill Early Learning Goal by the end of reception.
Throughout Key Stage One, children build on the fundamental movement and skills taught in EYFS developing balance, agility and coordination, running, jumping, dodging, throwing and catching through a range of activities.
During Lower Key Stage Two, children develop and apply the fundamental skills learnt in a range of games and activities including dance, gymnastics, invasion and net and wall games. Children learn simple attacking and defending principles through modified competitive games.
In Upper Key Stage Two, children have the opportunity to develop leadership skills through the Play Maker Award. Children extend and refine the skills they have learnt throughout PE, applying them to specific sports with the introduction of strategies, tactics and rules.
Our extracurricular activity offer at TLA aims to support and broaden our curriculum offer through a range of activities. We offer specific sports coaching sessions, leadership and intervention. The sessions are designed to be fun and engaging to support our children to develop a love of sport and physical activity with the aim of carrying this beyond their time in primary school.